“There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven.” - Ecclesiastes 3:1
Dear Church Family:
I pray this letter finds you and your family blessed.
I wish I could visit each one of you personally, but that is just not possible. As you know God is blessing Cypress Baptist Church in so many wonderful ways. We are seeing our numbers grow higher than we have ever seen before. We are seeing so many people being baptized, and we have seen a record number of people go into the mission field the last two years. God is truly blessing us, and it is important we give Him all the praise and glory for what He is doing.
With all the blessings happening in this church, and with all the growth we see coming to our area, it is important we stay proactive. As you know, we are out of room in the Sanctuary and we are in need of more education space. We also need to connect our buildings and have a large area where we can gather for fellowship meals. The greatest need we have is to make sure we are ready for the future, and the future growth heading our way. By building a Sanctuary first, we connect our buildings, gain more education space, get a fellowship area that will seat us, and we will also position ourselves for future growth. We will have to build a new sanctuary eventually, and by putting it first we now will be in a position to minister to this area for years to come.
Of course, this is a big moment in our church’s history and future. “Now is the Time” is our campaign theme. This church has a great history, and we have seen God do some great things here. We have also had some difficulties and struggles along the way. Through all of this, we now find ourselves at a moment when we can seize what God has laid before us. Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, “There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven.” God is going to work through all of us and “Now is the Time”.
This website will help you see what this campaign is all about. This campaign is more than raising money or building a building. This campaign is a spiritual journey for all of us. We are hoping to raise $13 million over the next six years as we seek to make Phase II happen. We will try to raise as much of this in the first three years as we can. Phase II will include a 2000 seat sanctuary, a new preschool suite, choir space, and large open areas to connect our current facilities. We will all have to give above our normal tithes for this to happen. I believe God has appointed this time, and each of us need to seek Him about what he wants each family to sacrificially give.
We will be communicating about upcoming campaign in person, in the mail and through this website. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me.
God bless you, your family, and this church family.
Winning In Christ, John Fream
We are about to take one more step into the future. The primary focus of our Now is the Time…campaign is to begin Phase II of our Long Range Plan. Phase II will place us closer to becoming a Regional Church and accomplish physical connectivity on our campus.
Phase II includes:
A future 2000 seat Worship Center
Large foyer/circulation area
Pre-School and Mom’s Day Out Wing
The cost of Phase II is approximately $8.4 million
New Construction will add 64,864 square feet of space and connect our existing church with the exception of the day care building.